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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(9-10-5) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars (6-7-4)
Date: Thursday, March 4th 2021
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blue Jackets +136 | Stars -150
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Stars -1.5 (+170)
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Columbus Blue Jackets have gotten to play significantly more games this season than the Stars, but the outcome has not been much different, as they have also failed to establish themselves as contenders this year.
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets were able to halt their 5 game losing streak last time out, but it did come against one of the worst teams in the NHL in the Detroit Red Wings, so it is hard to say they are really turning things around.
This team, despite the losing streak, is not so far outside of the playoff picture that it is unrealistic for this team to make a run, but in order for that to happen they need to beat a team like the Stars because there are some elite teams like Tampa Bay in this division.
Cam Atkinson was the first star in that 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings and that is not the only time this year that he has played a critical role in the success of this team as he already has 10 goals and 9 assists this year.
Joonas Korpisalo is currently being projected as the starter for this game and he will be looking to turn his season around, as he currently has a 3.13 goals against average and a sub .900 save percentage.
The Dallas Stars, unlike the Blue Jackets, are still very much on a losing streak as they have dropped each of their last 3 contests albeit against tough competition with two of those losses coming against the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
It is also fully understandable that this Dallas Stars team is not performing at a high level, as they have had so many games postponed and they do still have some time to get their chemistry going.
Joe Pavelski has been the driving force for the Stars on offense with 10 goals and 10 assists in only 17 games and looking at the Star’s injuries he likely needs to continue to perform if the Stars are to get anywhere this year.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blue Jackets are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Stars are 1-5 in their last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Stars are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Stars are 1-9 in their last 10 overall.
- Stars are 0-5 in their last 5 home games.
- Blue Jackets are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
- Blue Jackets are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Dallas.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars NHL Prediction:
I just feel like the Columbus Blue Jackets are the hungrier team at the moment and given the guys who will be out for the Dallas Stars they are also slightly better in terms of on-ice skill. I also like the price we are getting here on the Blue Jackets as this game does seem like a bit of a coin flip.
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